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Why go to mass: Five reasons
Nov. 15, 2016, By Jared Zimmerer
As a husband, a father of five, a fitness advocate, an avid reader, and a man who is continually searching for mental, physical, and spiritual growth, the eucharistic sacrifice of the Mass has become an indispensable charge of focused action toward my end goal of becoming a ...

What does the Catholic Church teach about going to Mass?
Nov. 15, 2016, By Thomas Lickona
The command of God. The third of the Ten Commandments given to Moses by God is, “Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day” (Exodus 20:8).   

Angels with sickles and God’s Fury
Jul. 25, 2016, By Father Ron Rolheiser
There’s a haunting text in the Book of Revelation where poetic image, for all its beauty, can be dangerously misleading. The author there writes: “So the angel swung his sickle over the earth and cut the earth’s vintage. He threw it into the great winepress of ...

‘Every Life is Worth Living’: Reflections for Respect Life Month, October 2015
Sep. 29, 2015, By Cardinal Sean O’Malley
One of the deepest desires of the human heart is to discover our identity. So often, as a society and as individuals, we identify ourselves by what we do. We base our worth on how productive we are at work or at home, and we determine our lives to be more or less good depending ...

Website offers anonymous abortion help
Sep. 29, 2015, By Valerie Schmalz
AbortionChangesYou.com is a website for men and women who aren’t ready to reach out for help but are struggling with an abortion. “For me, once I left the clinic, I had a really hard time coping with that decision,” said Michaelene Fredenburg, founder of ...

Pope repeatedly speaks against ‘throwaway culture’
Sep. 29, 2015
During the past year, Pope Francis has spoken strongly in defense of life and the family: against euthanasia, against assisted suicide, against abortion, against contraception, against artificial reproduction. Here are some of his statements.  

Follow the money
Sep. 29, 2015, By Vicki Evans
On Sept. 3, pro-life Susan B. Anthony List invited 2,000 congressional Democrats and their staffs to a Capitol Hill screening of the Planned Parenthood investigative videos released to date. Only nine staffers showed up. Why? Perhaps a quick look at the money flowing between ...

‘Brain death’: Medically accepted diagnosis is now disputed by some
Sep. 29, 2015
 The issue of brain death is one that is under discussion in the Catholic bioethics community. Catholic San Francisco asked Dr. Michel Accad to explain the issue. Dr. Accad is a cardiologist and member of an ad hoc Catholic bioethics committee in the archdiocese. 

Author lists 7 big myths about marriage
May. 20, 2015, By Valerie Schmalz
Taking a hard look at the choices your beloved makes is one way to see if you are going to be happy married to each other, says the co-author of “The Seven Big Myths About Marriage.”

St. Ignatius Gabriel Project members celebrate wedding, baptism with Nigerian couple
May. 20, 2015, By Catholic San Francisco
A couple from Nigeria celebrated the baptism of their baby Uche and had their marriage blessed in the Catholic Church on May 9 – part of a journey in which St. Ignatius Church Gabriel Project played a significant role.

Pope: ‘Plates fly’ in marriage but ‘don’t end the day without making peace’
May. 20, 2015
Throughout his young pontificate, Pope Francis has been offering practical advice and theological reflections to married couples, to those considering marriage, and to the whole world.

US bishops’ video series on marriage
May. 20, 2015
The first video of the U.S. bishops’ series “Journey to the Heart of Family,” in which individuals share their own stories cherishing marriage, what it means to them, and how their personal experiences have enriched their bond of marriage and family, has ...





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